Kiva Lending Team: Kiva U Schools
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")
Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:
• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;
• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;
• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;
• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;
• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;
• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;
• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.
Location: High Schools Across the United States
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Saha Global received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to set up 13 new clean water businesses in northern rural Ghana.
Suherti received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to build a clean water source facility at their home to improve access to water sources for their family.
Las Orquideas De Santa Teresa Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase pants, blouses and sweaters.
Norma received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase construction materials including blocks, cement, iron and sand and to cover the labor costs.Only 29 hours left!$250 to go
Munay Warmis Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy rice, sugar, milk and cookies.
Pema received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to create a showroom for students to display and sell traditional Tibetan Thangka paintings and crafts.
Rubina received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to buy shoes for resale purpose in her husband's shop.
Najida received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to purchase cloth, beads, thread and frames so she can finish the orders of her customers on time.
Edgar received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to cover tuition expenses toward a degree in Education Sciences.
Chee received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to purchase TerraClear water filters so she can have access to safe drinking water.
Jamie received a loan from BCP Microfinance Club which helps expand our business and allows for an actual storefront for us to sell our goods daily.
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